Friday, February 24, 2017

How many transgender people are there?

A study from the Williams Institute in the US estimates the percentage of transgender youth at 0.7 percent. A previous study of transgender adults gave the number 0.6 percent. Both are higher than previous estimates.

A Crossdream Life discussion indicates, however, that even this number is too low.

See also this blog post over at How Many Transgender People are There, Really?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

When Comics go Transgender

From the Crossdream Life archive:

One member asked about whether there are comics with a gender change theme where the main character loves men.

That lead to some interesting observations about gender transformation in comics in general.

See: Go to Dial H for Hero!

More threads on comics:

New superhero comic to feature MTF trans woman
New Forced Sexchange Romp Turned into Comic
Fujoshi Trapped in a Seme's Perfect Body
Ranma 1/2

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paris is Burning, Trans Culture in 1980's New York

Cheryl covers the transgender movie classic Paris is Burning over at Lost in Transgender:

“In 1990 I was 21 and at the point in my life where I had begun the long road of self discovery of what it means to be trans. It was also the year that Jennie Livingston released her cult documentary movie 'Paris is Burning.' I remember it being aired on BBC2 as part of their Arena documentary series. The Arena team made an introduction to the film stating that Madonna's hit single Vogue had taken it's roots from the culture existing within the underground gay night clubs of New York City.”

Crossdream Life looks at the movie here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pictures that stimulate crossdreaming (part deux)

There are quite a few threads on Crossdream Life where crossdreamers explore the beauty of their target gender.

This is the dream of crossdreaming.

Go to Pictures that stimulate crossdreaming (part deux)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ken Zucker and Gender Conversion therapy

Due to a recent BBC documentary as well as the recent increase in anti-transgender activism, Dr. Ken Zucker from Canada is back in the headlines.

He is actively arguing for so-called "reparative" therapies for transgender and gender non-conforming children.  He is also an ally of Ray Blanchard, the man behind the autogynephilia theory.

This  led to an interesting discussion over at Crossdream Life.

Illustration by Ivary.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Data should smash the biological myth of promiscuous males and sexually coy females

"The most persistent stereotypes is that male and female sexualty is completely different, women being shy, coy and passive, men being aggressive, dominant and active. Women are chaste, men are promiscous. Or -- at least -- they ought to be, if they follow the rules of Darwinian competition.

It turns most of these ideas are rooted in Victorian misconceptions. New research shows, for instance, that females, in most species, are not more monogamous than males."

Members of CDL discuss gender stereotypes and what it means for gender identity.

New Threads on Crossdream Life

Books to Read!